In Italian schools: reading, writing and recognizing fake news

ROME — After reading the horrors in Dante’s “Inferno,” Italian students will soon turn to … Read more

These spiders don’t want to hurt you

Despite all the myths and our evolutionary inclination to fear them, spiders do us more good than harm

SEATTLE — With more than 170,000 glass vials containing spiders pickled in alcohol, yes, it … Read more

OnBoard Dynamics partners with global manufacturer

Linamar will produce OnBoard’s natural-gas fueling unit

OnBoard Dynamics has inked a multimillion-dollar agreement with Canadian manufacturer Linamar, which will produce the … Read more

Deleting Flickr? Here’s how to retrieve photos

Q: I’m deleting Yahoo and my Flickr account. In regard to Flickr, I still have … Read more

No jack on your smartphone?

Read about some options for great sound

Like it or not, more smartphone manufacturers are ditching headphone jacks to make their devices … Read more

The ethics of real ‘gaydar’

Using facial recognition to detect sexual orientation sparks outcry

Michal Kosinski felt he had good reason to teach a machine to detect sexual orientation. … Read more

Feeling old? DNA supports early evolution of our species

For the second time this year, scientists are reporting evidence that our species is a … Read more

Science notes: Slowly and steadily winning the race against extinction

Tortoise inches away from extinction’s edge The Burmese star tortoise was almost history. By the … Read more

A new sponge among us (well, way below us)

Thirteen thousand feet deep, on the cold, dark desert of the Pacific Ocean seafloor, scientists … Read more

Podcasts increasingly capturing attentions of kids

James Kee, a 7-year-old from San Francisco, has found something even better than TV. Since … Read more

Colliding stars spark new era in astronomy

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two … Read more

U.S. warns Wi-Fi is vulnerable to hackers

A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update … Read more

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers a gene therapy to treat blindness

A girl saw her mother’s face for the first time. A boy tore through the … Read more

Praying mantises are preying on bird brains

Tom Vaughan, a photographer then living in Colorado’s Mancos Valley, kept a hummingbird feeder outside … Read more

Swimming faster than Phelps — with a jetpack

The goal was an ambitious one: Create an underwater, “Iron Man”-inspired jetpack capable of propelling … Read more

This ancient primate may have given us a dreaded STD

Our ancestors have been catching herpes since before we were human. The infection is quite … Read more

Capturing sports with tech, or it didn’t happen

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal … Read more

Corroded bronze arm points to more treasure below

A bronze statue’s orphaned arm. A corroded disc adorned with a bull. Preserved wooden planks. … Read more

Arming China’s terra-cotta warriors with your phone

PHILADELPHIA — Imagine pointing your phone at China’s ancient terra-cotta warriors to arm them with … Read more

Dogs are not wolves, so pet-food makers put veggies back in

Tell your dog to get ready for quinoa kibble. Pet food trends are following their … Read more

How the invention of a ‘urinal fly’ helped lead to a Nobel Prize

If you want to understand why the University of Chicago’s Richard Thaler won the Nobel … Read more

Pressure mounts to lift FDA’s off-label drug limits

When the Food and Drug Administration gives its OK for a new drug to be … Read more

Not so sweet: 75 percent of global honey samples had a key pesticide

WASHINGTON — When researchers collected honey samples from around the world, they found that three-quarters … Read more

Indigenous Peoples Day? Italian-Americans resist

Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus? A movement to abolish Columbus Day … Read more

BendBroadband’s network upgrade reaches halfway point

Subscribers doubt performance will last

BendBroadband installed the second of four new routers overnight Wednesday, marking the halfway point of … Read more

OSU-Cascades to demo robot butler

Relay’s local debut coincides with hospitality meeting

If hospitality managers aren’t sold on the idea of automation, Todd Montgomery hopes that will … Read more

Bend Airport added to drone test range

R&D in unmanned systems may lure long-term projects

Bend Airport has joined the Warm Springs Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range, which gives drone … Read more

Cascade Angels invests in call-center software

Cascade Angels announced Thursday an investment in call-center analytics software Topbox. The sum of the … Read more

Who betrayed Anne Frank? A former FBI agent is on the case

For nearly 75 years, some of the greatest investigative minds have tried to figure out … Read more

Nearly everyone has some nervous habit, or tic

The extent of the hair twirling or toe tapping reflects peace of mind

Are you a toe-tapper, hair-twirler, eye-blinker, head-nodder, nail-biter, knuckle-cracker, skin-picker, lip-licker, shoulder-shrugger or a chin-stroker? … Read more

Social Impact finalists named for BVC

Four Oregon companies were named finalists for the Social Impact competition of the Bend Venture … Read more

BendBroadband warns of email scam

BendBroadband alerted its account holders Wednesday of an email scam seeking customer account and credit … Read more

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